Packaging design company adds key account manager

Giorgio Provenzano

COLTON Packaging has appointed key account manager Giorgio Provenzano to its senior team.

The Loughborough-based packaging design company added three new business development managers earlier this year – Laura Kalnina, Hayden Perry and Leigh Booth – while also adding to its administration and logistics teams.

Director Duncan Smith recently identified a need to add further in-house customer service and account management expertise to ensure customers continue to receive a ‘proactive, solutions-focused’ service. Giorgio was identified as the ideal candidate to support the company’s long-term growth ambitions, having been known to the Colton family for over 20 years.

With a career in corrugated packaging spanning over 30 years, Giorgio started out as a trainee sales representative for Rigid Containers before moving into account management roles. He joined TRM Packaging in 2003, which was subsequently sold to DS Smith Packaging for whom he managed national key accounts.

“My career has seen me fulfil a wide range of roles for companies right across the corrugated industry – all with an account management focus,” Giorgio explained. “I built many long-lasting relationships with my customers and I think that my people skills are one of my greatest strengths. I’m also a real team player, having previously supported colleagues within sales and design with the delivery of bespoke solutions that meet exacting customer requirements.”

Colton Packaging specialises in corrugated cardboard packs. The company supplies into a range of sectors including manufacturing, e-commerce and food services, delivering in-house design and stock and fill solutions.

Duncan Smith added, “Giorgio is a great addition for us, bringing solution-based selling expertise and an in-depth understanding of corrugated packaging. His experience really can’t be underestimated.

“It feels like this year has been crucial for us in terms of having the right people in the right strategic positions – and we’re now perfectly placed to go to the next level and enhance our customer offering further as we move into 2024.”